From: Northern Research Network <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Graduate Student Fellowships - Call for Proposals: Canada's Role in the Circumpolar World
Research papers will focus on one of the following two areas:
1. The Arctic Council as a mechanism to advance Canada's foreign policy objectives, including: (1) to deepen the exchange of best practices and explore a more robust discussion on policy issues and coordination; (2) to increase the outreach and advocacy role of the of the Arctic Council, including vis-à-vis Northerners; (3) to identify key emerging issues regarding sustainable development and environmental protection facing the Arctic requiring further study/research.
2. Canada in the circumpolar world: (1) future political trends and challenges facing the region; (2) how Arctic states can best manage emerging issues in the region bilaterally and/or multilaterally (eg. issues such as pollution/environment, Emergency Response, Search and Rescue through bilateral or multilateral cooperation/instruments including the International Maritime Organization, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change etc.); (3) opportunities for Canada to take a leadership role.
Qualified applicants must:
• be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
• be actively pursuing a graduate degree (Master's, Ph.D. or equivalent) in circumpolar and/or northern research;
• be in good academic standing, as determined by your university;
• submit a completed application form (available here)
• submit a 1 page paper proposal/abstract;
• submit a letter of appraisal from a supervisor;
Deadline for application is 1 November 2009.
Final papers/essays must be submitted in English or French and cannot exceed 5,000 words including footnotes. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 December 2009. Final papers are due 1 March 2010.
Submit applications to:
Dr. Greg Poelzer International Centre for Governance and Development
9 Campus Drive, Rm 280.1 Arts
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
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